Monday Memo

Let’s hear about your holiday weekend, Kids!

Did you have a Thanksgiving feast?

Did you shop ’til you dropped on Black Friday?

Here at Bead Happily, we did the first and skipped the second! πŸ˜‰

Let’s see…. I have two topics today.

First: I would like your thoughts about the next Bead Challenge.

a. Should we wait until after the holidays? We’re just about in December now, and I fear that schedules will already be stretched to the limit without having extra assignments! So, I’m wondering if January would the best time to begin the second challenge?

b. Is there a bead in my shop that you think would make a great “challenge bead“?
(Even the non-beaders might want to offer opinions on this!)

Second: Changing the subject now . . .

You know me – I love a QUICK craft project! Quick is really all I have time for these days.

Who knew having a retired husband would leave me with less hours than I had when my kids were little?!? Ok, I’m exaggerating, but it IS a different kind of schedule, lately! (I wouldn’t change a thing, though.)

But back to the project . . .

I loved making this crocheted flower scarf! Don’t they look like little pansies?

And it’s always fun to whip up a pair of matching earrings!

This scarf has an artsy, whimsical, look that really appeals to me. I’m thinking it would look great paired with a light-weight turtleneck sweater.

You can find the pattern here.

‘Til next time,



Flower Power

Carol guessed right . . .

I am crocheting flowers. πŸ˜€

Here are my “practice” ones.

I laugh as I write the word “practice” because I am not a “practicer”.

I’ve never had any patience for practicing. It’s a character flaw – I know – but I can never wait to get to the main event – even if that means learning the hard way through my mistakes. πŸ˜‰


This time, though, I wanted to practice because I bought some rather pricey yarn for the project I have in mind. I decided I should probably make at least one flower with my scrap yarn . . .

But as you can see, I have a whole bunch of “practice flowers” here. (They’re addictive!)

This type of crocheted flower and the possibilities for using it are currently all over the internet. Soon, I’ll make another bunch using my special new yarn! Then I’ll join them to create a shawl. πŸ™‚ Oh, I am soooo excited about that!

A shawl of flowers!!!

Could anything be prettier!?!

For my shawl, I’ll be using a variety of “flower” colors. πŸ™‚ I’m actually looking forward to using something besides purple for a change!

Huh? Less purple? Did Crystal really say that?

(Yep, it’s true!)